Revolution in the Integration of Multiple Digital Home Applications
09 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today launched its ground-breaking “next-generation home network solution” at the Broadband World Forum Asia 2011 in Kuala Lumpur.
In an industry first, this will allow the concept of separating the service and access sides of a traditional home gateway and will revolutionize the integration of multiple digital home applications.
The concept -- coupled with an inside ASIA (Access, Service gateway, Interface and Application) architecture, an outside IPAD (Intelligent Pipe, Application, and Data center) architecture, a cloud media storage center, and wiring technologies such as G.hn – will enable the solution to better provide customized services. This will, help mid- and high-end operators cut costs and boost profitability
Due to the exponential growth of home communication terminal applications, the March 2011 report by Infonetics forecasts that broadband CPE revenues worldwide will reach US$6 billion by 2015.
This raises three challenges:
- The numerous terminal applications demand higher bandwidth.
- There is no unified management and service providing platform for different kinds of terminals, making the operation and maintenance difficult to implement.
- Operators need to boost the profitability and reduce the costs of their home networks.
To address these challenges, ZTE’s next-generation home network solution exclusively suggests separating the inside ASIA service side and the outside IPAD access side, achieving a synchronized upgrade of the terminal, pipe and cloud of a home network.
The inside ASIA architecture employs G.hn technology to network through power lines. This design cuts operators’ hardware costs and reduces the need for on-site service As a result, home users can enjoy better services without being disturbed.
The solution features a unique “cloud media center” which stores online entertainment and application service resources at the operator’s cloud side to drastically improve media storage and sharing functionality. This feature helps operators drive down equipment costs, boost the Internet experience of home users and develop value-added services.
ZTE Vice President Xu Ming said: “Our next-generation home network solution aims not only to help operators deploy networks more efficiently and cost-effectively, but it can also deliver a richer future home experience to end users.”
ZTE is one of the first vendors to engage in the development and manufacturing of home network products. In the fixed network segment, ZTE ranks 2nd in terms of integrated access products. ZTE’s home network products have been deployed on a large scale by half of the Top 20 global operators including FT, DT, Telefonica and KPN.